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Sleepless photographer captures ‘moonbow’ over Palouse Falls

 Spokane photographer and  pastor Craig Goodwin captured this
Spokane photographer and pastor Craig Goodwin captured this "moonbow" at Palouse Falls at 1 a.m. on April 3, 2017, with a 30-second exposure. (Craig Goodwin)

NATURE -- Rainbows are common, but have you ever seen a “moonbow?” 

Spokane pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin took advantage of a cold, clear night and his aversion to normal sleeping habits to capture this natural phenomenon at Palouse Falls State Park at 1 a.m. on Tuesday.  

The rainbow is created by the light of the moon refracting in the mist around the falls.

“Those are the actual colors of the moonbow, captured with a 30 second exposure,” he said.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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